Spring and summer means tomatoes. Hot house, vine, cherry, beef steak, heirloom. There are so many varieties to choose from but the best tomatoes I've ever tasted come from Cooper's Farm in Mattituck NY. They are a deep, beautiful red, inside & out. They taste wonderful without adding salt (one of my husband's favorite ways to eat tomatoes) or balsamic dressing. (my favorite way to eat tomatoes)
These vine tomatoes are from Waldbaum's. Unfortunately Cooper's tomatoes won't be ready until sometime in July. He put 3000 of his special plants, which were started in a greenhouse, into the ground three weeks ago. This year I thought we'd try to grow some of his special tomatoes in containers at home in Brooklyn. I have a dozen plants which are potted, fertilized and, as of this morning, staked. Several of the plants already have tomatoes growing. I feel like a proud parent and I'm so excited I am tempted to name them.
But, that would make it a little awkward when it comes time to cut into them.